John ChenJohn Chen is the CEO Geoteaming. A self-proclaimed “extreme leader,” John climbs mountains, walks on fire, swims with dolphins, rides Harleys, and snowboards out of helicopters.
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Would you write a book that chronicled your failures, exposed your most vulnerable moments, or acknowledged your mistakes? In a world that prizes flawless Instagram pictures, Hao Lam chose to do just that. In his book ‘From Bad to Worse to Best in Class,’ Lam takes us back in […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Thirty years after his father gave up everything to give him a better future in the United States, Tien Ha can finally help him to get back home again. “I’m buying my father a plane ticket,” said Ha, 37. “He’s going to spend the Lunar New Year in Vietnam.” […]
By Leslie Lum NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Brandon Ting, founder of Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya, a growing international chain of ramen restaurants, first arrived at Bellevue College, he was placed into English Level 2 for non-English speakers. “They felt sorry for me,” remembers Ting. “I should have been placed in English Level 0 because I […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The family behind Phnom Penh Noodle House is preparing to reopen this coming winter in a new location. “We are very excited. It’s been quite the journey getting us to this point,” Diane Le told the Northwest Asian Weekly. Le, along with Dawn and Darlene Ung, daughters of Sam […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation isn’t backing down from honoring India Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite concerns about human rights abuses in the disputed Kashmir region. A dozen people, some wearing “Free Kashmir” T-shirts, with the Justice For All coalition delivered 100,000 petition signatures, many from people of South […]
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly The excitement of the Iron Chef and of cutting edge Japanese cuisine has come to Seattle in the form of Momosan Seattle, a new ramen and sake restaurant located in the International District. Chef Masahuru Morimoto, known to the world as the Iron Chef since he competed on the […]
By Becky Chan Northwest Asian Weekly The transition was easy. Isaac Cheng didn’t need to remove any purple and gold décor inside his office at Tsue Chong, the colors of the University of Washington (UW). He is a UW graduate. So is Tim Louie, the fourth-generation former owner of the iconic fortune cookie and noodle […]
Growing up in the Central District of Seattle, Christopher Castillo came upon a play about the Filipino Revolution at the Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center.
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The owner of Ludi’s Restaurant and Lounge at Seattle’s Pike Place Market is still trying to relocate, rather than close after service on Aug. 31. Gregorio Ross announced the move-or-close-forever plans back in April. He says he’s still trying to find an affordable place downtown to move his restaurant, but […]